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Universal Credit: Claimants targeted in multi-million pound scam – BBC News

It’s feared that tens of millions of pounds of public money has been lost to fraudsters who are targeting the British government’s Universal Credit benefits system. The BBC has learnt that the scammers often pretend to be from the local Job Centre. They offer to get money on behalf of claimants in return for a […]

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John Bercow on Brexit: ‘A second referendum is possible’

In an interview with FRANCE 24, John Bercow, the Speaker of the House of Commons, shared his thoughts on the political turmoil caused by Brexit, as well as the possibility of a second referendum. Bercow also explained how he has modernised daily life at the British parliament since becoming Speaker and gave us his list […]

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UK: Pound drops to 31-year low against dollar on Brexit fears

The British Pound is at its lowest level against the dollar for 31 years. The drop is the result of growing fears of a so-called “Hard Brexit” and that Britain will be forced out of the European single market during negotiations to leave the EU. Al Jazeera’s UK correspondent, Barnaby Phillips reports from central London.

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Brexit: why the pound is under pressure

FT’s Katie Martin explains the weak pound is mainly down to no-deal Brexit worries and sterling’s two-year low against the dollar and euro will affect holidaymakers looking forward to trips abroad this summer.

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British Pound Likely to Head Lower, Strategist Borish Says

Jul.29 — On this edition of “Charting Futures,” Quad Group Chief Strategist Peter Borish examines the plunge in the British pound with Bloomberg’s Abigail Doolittle on “Bloomberg Markets: The Close.”

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Hunt admits no-deal Brexit is ‘scary’

Jeremy Hunt has admitted that a no deal Brexit would be “very scary” for many people and that reaching a new agreement with the European Union would be “challenging” in a live Sky News interview with Kay Burley.

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